Criminal & DUI services for the Gunnison and Crested Butte area
There are three types of criminal cases – felonies, misdemeanors, and petty offenses. A felony charge is the most serious, followed by misdemeanors, then petty offenses. Regardless of the charge filed, we realize that any criminal charge is a difficult thing to face. Our goal is to be as proactive as possible and resolve the matter at an early stage. We quickly and thoroughly evaluate the evidence, then help our clients understand their options and make an informed decision.
Often criminal cases end in a plea bargain, but we will always fight for reduced charges or the rare dismissal. If you aren’t satisfied with the plea offer, we’re ready to go to bat for you at trial. No matter what option is chosen, we will advocate for the client every step of the way. Our attorneys have over a decade of experience in handling criminal matters, from DUI cases to complex felony cases.
The difference between a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) and a DWAI (Driving While Ability Impaired) is determined by your BAC (Blood Alcohol Content). For a DUI charge your BAC must be over 0.08, while a DWAI is between 0.05 and 0.08. When charged with a DUI or a DWAI in the state of Colorado, time is of the essence. Typically, you are given a Notice of Revocation. This means that you have 7 days to request a hearing with the DMV or your driving privileges within the state will be automatically revoked. We’re here to help you act quickly and ensure you’re given a fair chance to retain your license to drive.
Serving the Gunnison, Crested Butte and Western Slope area.